The most important lesson I have learned through this process is that no one on this earth can make you feel anything but you. You cannot be insulted or offended by others unless YOU believe in what they are saying. No one is that powerful unless you give them that power over you. Love yourself. Be true to yourself. And above all, be the best version of you that you can be. Let no one take that away from you.
We work hard all our lives to become who we are. Be strong. Be proud. Embrace all that you have become and all that you have accomplished. You are fearsome. Weaker people will try to tap into your insecurities in order to make themselves feel more powerful. Don't buy into that. Believe in yourself. I've worked so hard, my whole life, to become the person that I am. I love this person exactly as I am. Sure I would like to be thinner. But I won't kill myself to be so.
And if others judge me and find I come up lacking then that is their issue to deal with not mine. I'd like to be smarter and kinder too but these are all things within my control. I will get there when I get there and not a second before I am ready. This is MY life and I will live it for no one but me and I will love, with all of my heart, only those who are worthy.